As an avid health enthusiast, I am always interested in learning more about what lifestyle changes I can make to optimize wellness. Moreover, I like to take the information I gather regarding how to maximize health and share it with others so that they can be healthy as well. After I began frequenting a local Arden’s Garden several months ago, I became aware that juice fasting has become a credible practice within the Health Movement. Here are three reasons this may be the case:
1. It Gives Your Body A Break.
As many health experts know, about 70% of the body’s energy is used to digest food. And as Casey McCluskey points out in discussing the benefits of juice fasting, “when you are eating 3 meals a day plus snacks, you are rarely giving your body a chance to direct energy to deeply cleansing the body and drawing up old acidic waste that is likely causing a whole host of symptoms.” Because juices lack fiber, they give your body time to exert less energy on digestive processes, enabling you to go through a restorative period that will likely result in a sense of rejuvenation and new livelihood once you complete the fast.
2. It’s Accessible.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of health strategies that many people want to employ but can’t as a result of the fact that doing so involves travelling to a conference or purchasing a ton of expensive equipment. Not so with juice fasting. Juicers can range anywhere from $30 to $300, making them affordable for most people who are serious about improving their health. Additionally, you can go to a local juice bar if you don’t want to commit to purchasing a juicer. (I have purchased wheatgrass and other juices from my local Arden’s Garden with great ease.) Another option you have is to purchase freshly squeezed juices from your supermarket.
3. It Boosts Immunity.
Because healthy juices are comprised of fruits and vegetables that contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, they can play a great role in boosting immunity. Some of the diseases that juices can help thwart by boosting your immunity include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. And the benefits do not stop there. In discussing the benefits of juicing, the Dr. Oz Show notes that veggies and fruits help guard against oxidative cellular damage because of two valuable compounds they contain: anthocyanins and flavonoids.
Although many people may be skeptical about juice fasting and whether it will really work, studies indicate that it can have a variety of positive effects on people, both mentally and physically. If you think you might benefit from a juice fast, be sure to consult with a nutritionist or doctor in order to determine what the duration of your fast will be. Good luck!
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